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Fire Ecology, 2015
Volume 11, Issue 2

The Desert Grassland, Past and Present, with an Introduction by Mitchel P. McClaran
Author: Robert R. Humphrey
Pages: 1-11
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1102001

Most of the grassland areas below about 4,000 feet in southwestern North America are commonly referred to as the desert grassland (Shantz and Zon 1924) or, more occasionally, as the desert plains (Weaver and Clements 1929).  This association extends discontinuously from southwestern Texas, through southern New Mexico, into southeastern Arizona and south into Mexico.

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